letters of request

Definition of letters of request

  1. 1 :  a written request from one government or sovereign to another to aid an injured person in seeking redress, with a promise to reciprocate

  2. 2 English ecclesiastical law :  an instrument by which an inferior court waives jurisdiction over a case and requests a higher court to hear it

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Origin and Etymology of letters of request

Middle English


First Known Use: 15th century


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